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Can a collapsed lung lead to a heart attack in someone with a family history of heart problems?

Can a collapsed lung lead to a heart attack in someone with a family history of heart problems?

Yes: A collapes lung can cause a heart attack either by lowering your oxygen levels or by causing a tension pneumothorax, which can prevent circulation of blood by preventing your heart form filling with blood and thereby preventing your heart from pumping blood to the rest of your body (and to itself). ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Myocardial Infarction (Definition)

Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more


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Lung has collapsed after having heart attack chest tube not working. What next?

Lung has collapsed after having heart attack chest tube not working. What next?

Another or: Presumably you or your loved one are in an ICU at this point. What happens next depends on why the chest tube isn't working. Anotherr chest tube may be placed, the breathing tube may be moved so that only one lung is ventilated and a surgical repair attempted, etc. Your surgeon or your intensivist should tell your their plans. ...Read more

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If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up?Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly.Panic or heart attack?

If I have heart problems would the EKG have picked it up?Could it have missed? Having chest pains and heart felt on fire badly.Panic or heart attack?

EKG: A ekg is the first test when someone has chest pain. It isnt very sensitive or specific. If you were having a fulminant heart attack yes it likely would have picked it up. If you are continuing to experience chest pain you should seek further help from your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having chest pains and i'm worried it'll lead to heart attack. How could i know it?

See your doctor: Chest pains can be caused by a large variety of things, including blocked arteries to the heart. When you see a health care provider he or she will listen to your symptoms, listen to your heart and lungs and decide which tests need to be done next. Chest x-ray and ekg are typical starting points. If there is concern of a blocked artery, sometimes a treadmill test will be done. ...Read more

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Can chest pain from heart block lead to heart attack?

Can chest pain from heart block lead to heart attack?

Perhaps: Heart block is an electrical term with brady cardia. Heart blockage is atherosclerosis with coronary artery obstruction which leads to possibility of heart attacks. Chest pain is a symptom from several things, but angina and heart attack are in that list. ...Read more

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Can terrible pain from a pulled muscle in the chest lead to a heart attack?

Can terrible pain from a pulled muscle in the chest lead to a heart attack?

Probably not.: Musculoskeletal chest pain and coronary artery disease are very different diseases. Both are associated with chest discomfort, but of different quality. ...Read more

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Please help me! chest and upper back pains for 3 days! 34 weeks pregnant. Heart attack/problems?

Please help me! chest and upper back pains for 3 days! 34 weeks pregnant. Heart attack/problems?

See OB: Multiple non cardiac potential causes but may be serious. Dvt, embolism pneumonia etc but there are tests to sort out. ...Read more

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How to know if your having just a typical muscular chest and arm pain or a heart attack/heart problems ?

Difficult to tell: Muscular chest pain is most likely changed with positioning or movement - usually there is an inciting event (lifting something heavy) - chest pain that is cardiac in nature can radiate to your neck or arms - can be worse with exertion and can be accompanied by other symptoms - if you are worried, contact your doctor. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Heart Attack (Definition)

A life-threatening condition in which the blood vessels that supply the heart becomes occluded and thus the heart itself is not longer receiving any blood flow. Without this blood flow, the heart muscle dies and cannot pump blood to the ...Read more